Streaks and trends
*New Mexico defeated Fresno State 93-77 to advance to the Mountain West semifinals for the fifth consecutive year.
*New Mexico now has 12 win away from The Pit, third-most in school history.
*New Mexico is now 21-2 when leading at the half.
*UNM is now 22-3 when shooting above 40% this season, 42-4 in the last 46, and 66-5 in the last three seasons.
*UNM's streak of holding 13 straight opponents under its scoring average ended.
*New Mexico has gone 25-4 in its last 29 games vs. MW teams, with the four losses by combined eight points, and all with a chance for UNM to take the lead in the final 30 seconds.
*The Lobos led at the break 49-35. It was only the fourth time in the last 19 games that a team has scored 35 or more in the opening half against UNM.
*The 49 points was the second-most in an opening half this season, and the fourth-most in a half overall.
*Combined with the previous half against Fresno State, UNM scored 150 points over a 60 minute span.
*In the last three halves against Fresno State the two teams combined for a ridiculous 137 free throws.
Head Coach Craig Neal
*Improved to 25-6 in his career, and he surpassed his former boss Steve Alford for the most wins ever by a first-year head coach. Alford went 24-9 in 2007-08.
*He is three wins away from moving into the top 10 in NCAA history for most wins ever by a first year head coach in Division I history.
Junior C Alex Kirk
*Scored 21 points, his most ever in a Mountain West Tournament game, and his fifth 20-point game of the season.
*Remained ninth on the career rebounds list with 657.
*Is sixth on the single-season blocked shots list with 82.
Senior F Cameron Bairstow
*Scored 21 points, his 30th double-figure scoring game of the season
*Passed Johnny Brown, Charlie Thomas and Roman Martinez on the career scoring list with 1,175 points, moving him to 21st.
*Recorded his eighth double-double of the season and 10th of his career with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
*Is now 8th on the single-season scoring list with 630 points, passing Luc Longley.
*Now has 612 rebounds, good for 15th on the career list.
*10th player in school history with 1,100 points and 600 rebounds.
*Now has 20 20-point games this season. Last year the Lobos as a team had just 16 20-points games as a group.
Senior G Kendall Williams
*Is now fourth in career games played at UNM with 134.
*Scored 17 points and passed Luc Longley for sixth on the school career scoring list with 1,778
*Became the eighth player in school history with 200 career three-pointers made.
*Is now one made free throw away from tying Phil Smith for the most made free throws in New Mexico history.
Freshman G Cullen Neal
*Scored seven points on a pair of made field goals. UNM is now 18-0 when he records at least two field goals in a game and just 7-6 when he doesn't.
*Had a career-high two steals.